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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0689

Original release date: 07/01/2009
Last revised: 03/25/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Array index error in the (1) dtoa implementation in dtoa.c (aka pdtoa.c) and the (2) gdtoa (aka new dtoa) implementation in gdtoa/misc.c in libc, as used in multiple operating systems and products including in FreeBSD 6.4 and 7.2, NetBSD 5.0, OpenBSD 4.5, Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.15 and 3.5.x before 3.5.4, K-Meleon 1.5.3, SeaMonkey 1.1.8, and other products, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large precision value in the format argument to a printf function, which triggers incorrect memory allocation and a heap-based buffer overflow during conversion to a floating-point number.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20091211 Sunbird 0.9 Array Overrun (code execution)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-35/
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091210 Flock 2.5.2 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3299
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37683
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0154
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:013
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022478
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38066
Type: Advisory
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20091211 Camino 1.6.10 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20091030 Multiple BSD printf(1) and multiple dtoa/*printf(3) vulnerabilities
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091210 Camino 1.6.10 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: BID
Name: 35510
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0094
Type: Advisory
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20090625 Multiple Vendors libc/gdtoa printf(3) Array Overrun
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 272909
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:330
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20091211 Flock 2.5.2 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3334
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/lib/libc/gdtoa/misc.c
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2014:0311
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091120 SeaMonkey 1.1.8 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4225
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-06-21-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2014:0312
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0648
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/lib/libc/gdtoa/gdtoaimp.h
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20091120 Opera 10.01 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20091211 Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 (lib) Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20091120 K-Meleon 1.5.3 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20100108 MacOS X 10.5/10.6 libc/strtod(3) buffer overflow
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1601
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0153
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0650
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:294
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6528
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20091120 SeaMonkey 1.1.8 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:018
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3297
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9541
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39001
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516396
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37431
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37682
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-915-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/942/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516862
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38977
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091120 K-Meleon 1.5.3 Remote Array Overrun (Arbitrary code execution)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-59.html
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6528
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9541
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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